The Binghamton Bearcats used their superior size and quickness to roll to a 97-65 victory over the Hartwick Hawks on Sunday afternoon at the Events Center in Vestal.  Binghamton led 45-36 at the half and then outscored the Hawks 52-29  in the second half to up their season record to 3-4. Hartwick falls to 1-3.

Binghamton got another dominating game from center Thomas Bruce who scored 23 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 22 minutes of playing time.  Bruce did not miss a shot from the field going 10 for 10 with several slam dunks accentuating his performance.

The Bearcats ended up with 42 rebounds compared to the Hawks 35 boards.  The Bearcats also got a double figure game from Everson Davis who hit for 17 points and made seven of his eight shots.  J.C. Show also struck double figures finishing with 15 points.

The Bearcats recorded 23 assists in the game.  The team record is 28 vs Green Mountain on February 13th, 2001.

The Hawks were led by Kevin Townes and Corey Baker who each scored 15 points.  Senior forward Jake Sinicki started for Hartwick.  Sinicki is coming of of an ACL tear that ended his season last year.  Sinicki starred in both basketball and football at Maine-Endwell where he was a member of three state championship

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

football teams.  His father Mike was a standout at Boston College. Johnson City graduate Patrick Garey scored four points and grabbed three rebounds for the Hawks.  Forward Austin Haskell from Susquehanna Valley did not play as he is sidelined with a lower body injury.

The Bearcats are in action again on Wednesday night when they travel to Delaware State for a 7:30 PM game.  Air is 7:15 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.



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